Lluis Barba, The Gleaners by Jean François Millet in Color
2022, Photograph on Backlit Fabric, 60W x 38.75H X 4D In.
Lluis Barba’s artistic contribution to art involves creating intricate digital collages where he merges famous masterpieces with celebrities, elements of popular culture and current events. By juxtaposing these different elements, he generates a visual dialogue about the past and the present, inviting viewers to reconsider traditional artistic narratives and engage with them in new and unexpected ways. His work is skillfully composed, aimed to create a cohesive visual experience by blending classical and contemporary elements that demonstrates a deep understanding of art history and a keen awareness of the cultural shifts occurring in the modern world. The barcodes tattooed on his subjects indicate the shift into more of a commercialized, commodity focused world.